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The Community Foundation of NC East is a long-term partner with Aces for Autism, a nonprofit organization in Greenville, North Carolina. Their mandate is to serve as an educational center dedicated to empowering families and individuals impacted by autism and to experience success from diagnosis through adulthood.

Melissa Spain, CEO of The Community Foundation of NC East

The goal of Aces for Autism is that each individual and family they serve will experience God's love and purpose for their life through their quality services. The organization's foundations are integrity, hope, trust, respect, advocacy, compassion, faith in God, and Christian values.

This incredible story and journey for Aces for Autism began 9 years ago with their first fundraiser: a tennis tournament and a dinner auction. The inaugural event was such a success that Aces for Autism Founders Kyle and Bobbi Robinson met with me at our Foundation office in Greenville to discuss partnership opportunities. They wanted to further fundraising efforts, with the end goal being to construct a state-of-the-art Autism Treatment Center in Greenville, NC, to serve as the state's premier certified treatment center for families throughout eastern North Carolina.

Aces for Autism established itself as a charitable fund of The Community Foundation of NC East, allowing them to operate its organization and actively raise funds while receiving tax-deductible donations from across the state and region. Their determination to fight for families who face autism has been unmatched, and their exceptional commitment has enabled them to accomplish much. They have now become an independent operating 501 C-3, with an entire staff including certified treatment therapists.

We are excited to announce we recently attended the groundbreaking ceremony to construct the new Aces for Autism Ron and Rose Bowen Campus. By all measures, surpassing anything, we could have imagined. Finally, after 9 years of successful annual events with keynote speakers, dinner auctions, and a generous donation of land by the Bowen Family, the organization has a new center.

For more information on The Community Foundation of NC East.

One in 58 individuals in North Carolina is affected by autism. It will always “take a village” to support the success of organizations that provide treatment for these children. If you would like to become involved with the Aces for Autism get in touch here.


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